Tuberculosis is top infectious killer despite significant progress

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

This past Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its Global tuberculosis (TB) report for 2017. The report documents a roller-coaster of successes and failures in the effort to combat TB. While 53 million lives have been saved since 2000, the disease remains the world’s leading infectious killer. Director-General, Dr. Tedros calls for a different approach, one that parallels action … Read More

Alyssa GovindanTuberculosis is top infectious killer despite significant progress

37th Meeting of the Global Fund Board of Directors

Margaret ArbogastEvent

The Board of the Global Fund meets twice a year on average. At each meeting the Board takes a number of decisions, which are legally binding on the Board, the Secretariat, and in-country partners.

Margaret Arbogast37th Meeting of the Global Fund Board of Directors

Regional Capacity-Building Workshop for TB Survivors

Margaret ArbogastEvent

Globally, there is growing recognition that the fight against TB must actively seek the participation of those most affected by the disease – individuals who have had TB and their families. It is their stories, their experiences, their voices that matter, that will resonate with communities, policymakers and governments and that can reduce stigma, accelerate investment in TB, advocate for … Read More

Margaret ArbogastRegional Capacity-Building Workshop for TB Survivors

Joining Global Forces to End TB

Ian MatthewsNews

Today, March 24th, is World TB Day. World TB Day commemorates the day that Dr. Robert Koch announced his startling discovery of the cause of tuberculosis (TB). The discovery was a breakthrough and brought new hope to sufferers. More than 130 years on, it remains the world’s leading infectious killer. 1.8 million people worldwide died from the disease in 2015, … Read More

Ian MatthewsJoining Global Forces to End TB

Whadya Know About TB?

Margaret ArbogastBlog, News

Each year on March 24th, we celebrate World TB Day. Although tuberculosis (TB) is preventable and curable, it remains one of the top ten causes of death in the world.

Margaret ArbogastWhadya Know About TB?

47th Union World Conference on Lung Health

Nisa PatelEvent

The 2016 conference theme is “Confronting Resistance: Fundamentals to Innovations”, which encompasses a number of critical areas for discussion ranging from the growing problem of resistance to existing TB drugs to the challenge presented by the powerful tobacco industry’s resistance to efforts to control tobacco use. Most broadly, the theme is also the next natural step after 2015’s “New Agenda” – … Read More

Nisa Patel47th Union World Conference on Lung Health

A Global Discussion on Antimicrobial Resistance: An Interview Series

Nisa PatelArticle, Blog, News

by Ian Matthews, Director, GBCHealth With the release in May of the final report and recommendations of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, GBCHealth has convened a group of global leaders to discuss the potential impact of AMR and their priorities for immediate action. The interview series, which will be published over the next three weeks, is intended to supplement the … Read More

Nisa PatelA Global Discussion on Antimicrobial Resistance: An Interview Series

Private Sector Doubles Contribution to Global Fund

Nisa PatelNews

Last week, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria hosted its Fifth Replenishment Conference where government and private sector partners pledged a total of $12.9 billion for 2017-2019. This replenishment was particularly noteworthy for its inaugural commitments – such as a $10 million pledge from the Government of Qatar – and pledges from African countries and companies. Kenya and South Africa pledged … Read More

Nisa PatelPrivate Sector Doubles Contribution to Global Fund

Spotlight on PSD Members – Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, Sumitomo Chemical and Sanofi

Nisa PatelArticle, News

In honor of World TB Day and World Malaria Day, we are highlighting some of the extraordinary work the PSD member companies are undertaking in the fight to end these epidemics. Read more about how Eli Lilly is bringing global attention to the TB-diabetes co-epidemic, Janssen’s partnership to expand access to a new MDR-TB drug, Sumitomo Chemical’s commitment to protect … Read More

Nisa PatelSpotlight on PSD Members – Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, Sumitomo Chemical and Sanofi

7th Annual CUGH Conference: Bridging a Sustainable Future in Global Health

Nisa PatelEvent

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health’s (CUGH) 2016 Annual Conference will occur at an important transition point for global health.  As the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define new health and development priorities for the global agenda, we need to understand better the critical intersections between global health and our environment. We also need to find creative ways to sustain … Read More

Nisa Patel7th Annual CUGH Conference: Bridging a Sustainable Future in Global Health